Eleventh Annual Cow of the Year Contest
Do you have a special animal on your farm? Is she a high producer, great flush cow, excellent brood cow, or just one that is a favorite for your family? The Cow of the year contest is for you. You can nominate any animal that you think deserves Cow of the Year recognition in Missouri.

This is a reminder of the requirements to participate. The winner will be voted on in the December Pulsator newsletter and the winner will be announced at the State Holstein Convention in January. A special traveling trophy and a personal award will be given.

2018 Requirements:

  1. Animal has to be bred & owned by nominator and be 87% RHA. May be adult or junior owned.
  2. Animal has to be alive on 1/1/18
  3. The animal must be nominated in any one of the four issues of the Pulsator Newsletter OR the Mid-States Holstein News with or without photos with indication of nomination in ad. Any size ad qualifies, but it must include the cow of the year logo in the ad.
  4. The animal must be a milking age female.
  5. Ballots will be in the Pulsator after the December Mid-States. Each paid adult or junior member, age 9 and up by January 1st (the year of the nominations) can vote. The ballots will include birthdates. Results will be given at the State Convention.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: The December issue of the Pulsator and the Mid-States are the final editions that an animal can be nominated for Cow of the Year.
Pulsator deadline - Dec 1, 2018
Midstates deadline - NOVEMBER 20, 2018.
Remember you must have an ad to nominate your cow.


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September Pulsator Click on this link to open the pdf: May take some time to download.



A Limited Opportunity for Elite Genetics
January 18, 2019

Get ready for the Missouri State CONVENTION Sale, January 18, 2019 in Springfield, MO. This sale is an opportunity to purchase a limited amount of high quality select cattle. Offerings will include limited live lots along with embryos and picks of flushes.

The sale committee met recently and they voted to proceed with a select number of extremely high quality and limited number of consignments for this year's sale. Consignments are being accepted now! Call a member of the sale staff below if you have an animal or choice to be considered.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to purchase high quality cattle!

Sale Staff:
Jason Ewing 417-689-2016
Mike Wilson 417-825-0161
Nelson Hostetler 417-327-7001
Brad Groves 417-880-7012
Larry Wright 417-300-4835
Tim Ewing, Hol USA 417-818-6455




Several people are planning on attending as many meetings as possible to help inform members of activities and plans: Jodi Wright, Secretary; Shannon Kleiboeker, Jr Advisor; Tim Ewing, Holstein Field Rep; Brad Groves, President. Meetings are scheduled for November.

Monday, November 12 South Central District
11:30AM, Pizza Hut, Mountain Grove

Monday, November 12 Southeast District
7 PM, Delmonicos Restaurant, Jackson, MO, Exit 99

Tuesday, November 13 Northeast Central District
Noon, George's Italian Restaurant, Columbia, MO

Tuesday, November 13 West Central District
7 pm, Branding Iron, Harrisonville, MO

Monday, November 19
Southwest District
Noon, Smiths, Bolivar


Would you like to know more about or enter the 2021 Futurity?

Do you have a nice young calf that is out of one of your good cow families? Do you think she might turn out to be a good cow someday? Well the Sho-Me Holstein Futurity is for YOU!

The Missouri Holstein Futurity consists of a one-time entry fee of $25 when calves are nominated and the cattle will be shown as Three-Year Olds.

All of the money collected for entry fees is split between the cattle shown the final year on a percentage basis. All of the extra money raised each year from donors is divided equally among all the entrants that show in the futurity.

So, if you have some heifers that were born between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 then click on the 2021 3-Yr-Old Futurity Form below. Entries will be due February 1, 2019. Print form and submit all entries and monies by FEBRUARY 1, 2019.

If you have any questions or would like me to mail you a form just fill out the request for information form at the bottom of the page.


2021 3 Yr Old Futurity Form (print on legal paper)
for heifers born Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018

You will need Acrobat reader to view Futurity forms. You can download a free copy from Adobe Reader



Missouri Junior Holstein Association offers several opportunities for young members to get involved, receive awards and gain scholarships towards college. Please take the time to look through them and take advantage of what we have to offer. All applications are to be postmarked by December 7, 2018 and sent to Shannon Kleiboeker. Further instructions and requirements can be found on the applications for each award. Applications are available on the Missouri Holstein Website, or contact Shannon for a paper or emailed copy. There are many awards available, if you just take the time to fill them out. Click on the Junior page to download applications or contact Shannon Kleiboeker at 417-737-2876. They all have very good prizes associated with them, so it will definitely be worth your time!

Parents, please help us by encouraging your kids to take a little time and fill out the forms and send them in!! Following are the awards available:

  • Missouri Holstein Princess (ages 16 - 21)
  • Missouri Holstein Miss (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Junior Member (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Senior Member (ages 16 - 21)
  • Spring Classic Scholarship Award (College or High School Seniors)

ALSO - Lots of Internship and Scholarship opportunities on Jr. Page!


Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (Rainfall Index) program - Deadline NOV. 15

Pasture, Rangeland, and forages cover approximately 55 percent of all U.S. land. Forage grows differently in different areas, so it's important for farmers and ranchers to know which types and techniques work best for their region. The following insurance program is available for Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF).

PRF is an area-based plan of insurance that uses a rainfall index to determine losses and trigger indemnities. It is important for ranchers and farmers to understand that payments are not based on individual rain gauges on their farm or a single weather station. Online tools are available to assist producers to determine how well the program correlated with their past forage production on the RMA

For More Info: https://www.rma.usda.gov. For more information regarding these programs, contact a qualified Crop Insurance Agent.

Northeast Missouri Production Sale
Friday, October 19, 2018: Sale Summary

NEMO SALE RESULTS: The Northeast Missouri (NEMO) Registered Holstein Production Sale was held October 19th in Memphis, Missouri. Sale average was $1563 with 23 lactating cows averaging $1795.

Topping the sale at $2600 was lot 5 Oaktop-Acres Heisn Niana-ET. Niana sold fresh with a GTPI of +2452 and was backed by a VG-85 dam and a EX-90 granddam. She was consigned by Dennis Martin, Memphis, MO

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NEMO Sale Catalog Click on this link to open the pdf: May take some time to download.

American Farm Bureau Federation Announces New Dairy Product - AVAILABLE OCTOBER 9!

The American Farm Bureau Federation, American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, and other collaborators have developed a federal crop insurance product to help dairy farmers. AFBF Chief Economist John Newton says the product provides insurance for the difference between the revenue guarantee and actual milk revenue if prices or revenues decline, without capping production.

“We recognized that there are dairy farms of all sizes. We wanted to make a program that would work for small, medium and large dairies. So there absolutely is no cap on how much milk you can insure under the Dairy Revenue Protection Program.”

Producers can use the new program along with the Margin Protection Program. Newton says the program is farmer friendly.

“The farmer who decides to buy for production they expect to produce has to meet those production thresholds that we set forth in the policy. But, we don’t need to see that you have plans to move dirt, or that you’ve bought cows in order to ensure that milk that you expect to come online.”

Newton says policies will be available in October. “Crop insurance agents will be able to start unveiling premiums to farmers in a very short period of time. This is going to be on the market for sale October 9th. We’ve got all of our premium calculators set up so that you could see what premiums would be today if you were to go out and buy a policy.”

For more information Click here for Dairy Revenue Protection and to find an agent!

Farm Labor Management Workshops

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Does your farm have employees? This one-day workshop (9 AM - 4 PM) will help improve your labor management, finances and protect your business. Cost is $20/person (includes lunch). Four locations for your convenience.

Nov. 15 - Kirsville, MO
Nov. 29 - Marshall, MO
Dec. 6 - Springfield, MO
Dec. 13 - Sikeston, MO

By-Product Commodities

As you are finishing up in the hay field and calculating feed out for the year, consider stretching your drought stressed hay inventory with commodities. We have a list of different byproducts for sale found at: AgEbb www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/byprod/listing.php


Junior Embryo Giveaway!!

Deadline to Enter: December 1, 2018
Please share with all youth!!

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3 Lucky Winners will receive 4 Total Embryos. Winners choose (1) #1 IVF Female Embryo per donor, from our Elite Donor Catalog, sired by the industry’s top bulls! Find our Elite Donor catalog at www.RedCarpetHolsteins.com Subject to inventory & availability. Free Shipping within the United States Winners will be announced at the end of December 2018.

Johnathan Heinsohn, Kirkland, Illinois

Women In Dairy


November & December Meetings
A GREAT opportunity to meet with Joe Horner, MU Extension Economist to help us all with our dairy financials in this stressing time.

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LATE FEE of $10/Membership
AFTER APRIL 14, 2018
Memberships received after June 1
do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards

You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!
before June 1 to qualify for association awards.

PAY ONLINE (click here)

PAY VIA MAIL (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2018 Missouri Membership List - By District

2018 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


Read details of Mandated Sequester below

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.

For those enrolled in the 2018 USDA Margin Protection Program,
January $8.117, February $6.88, March $6.768, April $6.616, May $6.78, June $7.365, July $6.718, August $7.43, September $8.26 (no payment)

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.

Standard MPP Sequester explanation.

Click here for information on MPP sequester deduction.



Nov. 5 Mid-East Fall National, Louisville, KY, Judge Allyn Paulson, WI

November 10 Mid-States Ad deadline

November 12-14 State District Meetings

November 14 Women in Dairy: SW - Financial Health, Joe Horner; SW - Nothing
November 15 Farm Labor Management Workshop - Kirksville, MO
November 15 USDA-RMA: Pasture, Forage & Rangeland - Rainfall Index program Signup deadline
November 29 Farm Labor Management Workshop - Marshall, MO
December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

December 1 Junior Embryo Giveaway Entry Deadline

December 1 Cow of the Year Ad Deadline - Pulsator

December 1 State Convention Sale - Consignment deadline

December 6 Farm Labor Management Workshop - Springfield, MO
December 7 Missouri Junior Award Application Forms DUE to Shannon

December 12 Women in Dairy: SC - Financial Health, Joe Horner; SW - Wreath Making - SW Center, Mt. Vernon 10am - 2pm
December 13 Farm Labor Management Workshop - Sikeston, MO

January 17 - 19 State Convention / Heart of America Dairy Expo

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Genex Custom Collection Services: http://genex.crinet.com/page189/GenexCustomCollection

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Brad Groves
Phone: 417-880-7012

Vice President
Tommy Scrivner

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Nelson Hostetler


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
5803 Redwing Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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